Conax expects to implement security architecture for Android STBs sometime in mid-2016.
Speaking to Broadband TV News, Tor Helge Kristiansen, EVP principal architect, said that it is currently being developed with chipset and STB vendors.
He added that the solution involves separating the broadcast and app environments within the same box, keeping the former secure while retaining openness and flexibility for the latter.
There are two options for putting Android on STBs, namely an open source model and Android TV, and Conax is working on both.
A major advantage Android has is speed of innovation.
There are some 230,000 registered Android developers and it is easy to find a team to build an app.